Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I don't hold Open Houses nor do I attend any but for touring with Purchasers I like only the decision makers to be in attendance.  And, that does not include the bossy 8 year old who mistakenly believes they have a vote!  I don't think I've had as clients, more than 5 families with children -  not that I don't love children, I do.  I just do not attract that type of client.

Oct 13, 2015 03:07 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington We don't do open houses and we restrict our Buyers to "no young children" on the home tours/

Oct 13, 2015 03:31 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

we will do that in luxury homes.... accompanied through the home but at a distance....

Oct 13, 2015 02:53 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I do. I try to limit it to FOUR. THE buyer and significant other and those who may be providing the money.

Then Mr and Mrs "I need a big horse farm' showed up with their four kids.

Fortuneately, I assigned SASQUATCH to assist the kids in harrassing the horses while Mom and Dad toured the house.

Oct 13, 2015 02:50 AM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL

Sounds like how they handled it was professional and took safety and security of the home into consideration. 

Oct 13, 2015 04:35 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think this is an excellent way to control the situation and to help insure the safety and protection of valuables in the home.

Oct 13, 2015 04:21 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I have seen this on luxury listings because you really want to give people the tour and point out all the features. I'd like to keep an eye on everything but usually there is not massive amounts of traffic all at once. Then again I have not done an open house in years and back when I did almost everything was vacant.

Oct 13, 2015 03:53 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i think it depends on a lot of variables, but all must be considered for safety and control. can u imagine 20 people running around crazy with way. occupied is a tad different, but even vacant, you are entrusted with the homes condition

Oct 13, 2015 03:44 AM
Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

If the restriction is for Open Houses, I think it's a fantastic idea!  I have has a sign on the door, where I asked to see ID and had the customer sign in. Limiting the number is a much better idea. Safety and security is priortiy.

Oct 13, 2015 02:46 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Best to control your viewers.

Oct 31, 2018 10:37 AM
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I've never felt a need to limit the number of people, but I think it's a sensible plan.

Oct 14, 2015 08:37 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Paul. it would make sense to restrict the number of folks that would go through, otherwise how does anyone really see the property.

Oct 13, 2015 07:20 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I think it's a great idea, but 2 is a tiny number for an open house.

Oct 13, 2015 10:05 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Absolutely yes! Chaos does not help sell a place. Plus you never know who is really in the house.

Oct 13, 2015 08:49 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I haven't had to address that.  Usually it's 4 maximun.   Young couple with their parents, mostly.

Oct 13, 2015 08:05 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The crowd creates what blood in the water does for sharks. A FRENZY!

Oct 13, 2015 07:26 AM
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

I haven't had this problem but have seen where there were short sales being shown one day only and the agent had to take people through in limited numbers.  So glad the short sale and foreclosure market is gradually fading into a distant memory.

Oct 13, 2015 07:19 AM